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Built as a private residence in 1910, the Lärkstan manor house still feels like a home. And that's the point. London designer Ilse Crawford has succeeded in making the interiors feel eerily lifelike, though part of the appeal here is that Ett Hem approaches design perfection in a way you and I would never achieve on your own. What that means is arresting pieces of art on the walls, old-fashioned armchairs upholstered in quirky modern fabrics, guestrooms that can be lit by candles (this is one of the few hotels we've ever seen that encourages the use of candles) or by their working fireplaces, shelves of books and plants, plush linens—all the elements in harmony with one another. On-site is a wonderful sauna and hammam, a small but well-equipped gym and a terrific restaurant.